How Japanese addresses work, and other opposites, by Derek Sivers - http://sivers.org...

 

"I honestly believe that we see the rest of the world like it functions like us, or they are just poor and have their own systems. Even if the latter is true, we assume that if we were to visit, they would understand what we are asking and that finding a location would be easy because we have a map. This video reminds me of a visit I made to El Salvador in which street have names however in certain places it goes in this order:

 

1. Villages

2. Village Blocks (ex. 1, 2, 3...16, 17)

3. Passage (1,2,3 etc) within Block

4. House number

 

So different places in the world have their own address systems and they may feel like our system is just as strange as we see theirs.

As far as doctors go, it would make it easy for someone to pay when they are better then when they are sick. You have to remember that if a person is sick and does not have sick pay then they will not have enough for food and a doctors bill." - M.Carvajal


Via Seth Dixon